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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 25, 2010 6:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

And that approach to sharing/trading is also a reason I admire Pearl Jam and Wilco for how they earn their bucks and spend what they get. No doubt both were inspired by the GD "business model".

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 25, 2010 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Actually, some of the first "bootlegs' I had were Pearl Jam. Used to listen to them a whole lot. One of the first songs I learned on guitar was Elderly Woman... I really like that MTV Unplugged set - haven't heard that in a while, I'll have to track it down.

Hmm thanks for the inspiration, I'm gonna track down the first Pearl Jam show I saw... Vote For Change Tour 2004 9/28/04 Fleet Center, Boston

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 26, 2010 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Thanks for all the kind words above, Junior; I have a nephew that also did a uni term paper on the subject, more broadly pitched (though the DEAD figured prominently of course) on the economics of the whole taping/sharing/DL'ing issue. He came to the same conclusions as us, and uncovered a great many sources/surveys/studies supporting the general thesis: bands that take a "give it away, spread the word, etc" view do better than bands that go the other direction, but it isn't easily quantified (I know some will then say "ah-ha! their just talking out their asses then!" but they all seem to agree, so it seems there's something to the thesis...of course, since it corroborates mine, I accept it, lock, stock and barrel).